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Re: Gloucester Gameplan
Posted by: Casual Saint
Date: 05/10/2017 14:30
It would be interesting to now how much freedom the players are given to play "their" way. SM has been labeled a conservative flyhalf who stands deep, does not commit defenders and hence restricts the centre's options. However how much is this a game plan and how much is it how he wants to play ? We don't know if he could or wants to play closer to the line.

Take the infamous inside pass move. Been used for years by SM, usually to the 12, with minimal success. Suddenly the same move, when used between HM and TC it is opening up defenses like a can opener. Lots of factors at play here - TC is certainly hitting the line at greater speed and has the foot work to beat the first defender. Is HM better at executing it - weight of pass, calling it at the right time ? I couldn't say.

As for the Glaws game, its one of those tough gnarly away games where Saints will be looking to dog out a point at least, 4 would be excellent.

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